Gabriel Tito is a family therapist who, after thirteen years of working with children ranging in age from two to eighteen, noticed the difficulty in affecting child behavior and family dynamics. In order to target this problem, Gabriel became the main collaborator in the development of GOOD PUPPY Children Behavioral & Emotional System. Designed to improve communication about feelings and provide children the structure they seek to feel secure and to develop a healthy self-esteem.Read More
For fifteen years I have been listening to parents complaint about child misbehavior. Most of my patients were extreme cases, but that’s what happens when you’re a family therapist. It isn’t until children become defiant or parents don’t know what to do anymore to address the child’s behavior that the therapist is contacted.
For years I struggled with the difficulty of curbing child behavior in forty-five minute sessions once a week. Initially, I needed to establish a connection and win the trust of the child, which can take a while. Then, I needed to lure children to open up, in order to find the emotions affecting them. That can also take a few sessions. Once I understood what was going on, the issues had to be addressed. Problem is, these issues usually stem from or are reinforced by family dynamics; and that’s where you need the entire family to collaborate and make changes. If it’s difficult to change a single child’s behavior, how difficult is it then to change the entire family’s behavior and conditioned responses?Read More